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EDMG101 - Introduction to Emergency Management

Course Details

Course Code: EDMG101 Course ID: 4753 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This is designed to introduce students to the concepts of emergency management. Students will gain a general understanding of the threats faced by communities. Students will explore the role of emergency management as well as the activities taken during the various phases of emergency management; mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Topics covered in this class include the history and development of emergency management, hazard identification and risk analysis, mitigation, communications, international disaster management and the future of emergency management.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

At the conclusion of this course, students will:

  1. Summarize the history and functions of emergency management.
  2. Describe the integrated emergency management system including federal, state, and local government and non-governmental agencies.
  3. Identify the emergency management roles in each phase of emergency management.
  4. Compare and contrast the types of natural, technological and man-made hazards that can affect a community.
  5. Explain the roles and functions of emergency management programs such as the National Incident Management System and the National Response Framework.

Grades for this course will be based upon graded forums, four worksheet assignments, a peer-reviewed session project, and two exams.

Your biography needs to be a minimum of 300 words and must be submitted to the Week 1 forum prior to the conclusion of the first week, or else you will be dropped from the class. In the case of the other forums, the student must respond to the topic of discussion and further reply to the postings of other classmates as part of their total grade.

Written assignments are to be completed prior to the close of a course week and are to be submitted through the appropriate weekly written assignment window accessible via the Assignments section of the course.

The mid-term and final exams will be comprised of a combination of true/false, matching, fill in the blank and/or short essays.

Your final grade will be based on the following:

Grade Instruments:

% of Final Grade

Forums (6)

25%

Written Assignments (4)

30%

Session Project (1)

15%

Mid-Term Exam

15%

Final Exam

15%

Total

100%

If you have an issue with the grade you received, please consult your instructor. All grading issues will be resolved within a week of turning back the assignment.

NameGrade %
Assignments 30.00 %
Week 1 Assignment 7.50 %
Week 3 Assignment 7.50 %
Week 5 Assignment 7.50 %
Week 6 Assignment 7.50 %
Forums 25.00 %
Week 1 Forum 4.17 %
Week 2 Forum 4.17 %
Week 4 Forum 4.17 %
Week 5 Forum 4.17 %
Week 6 Forum 4.17 %
Week 7 Forum 4.17 %
Session Project 15.00 %
Wk 7 Assignment/Session Project 15.00 %
Examinations 30.00 %
EDMG101 Final Examination 15.00 %
EDMG101 Midterm Examination 15.00 %
  1. Course Resources: This course takes full advantage of the University's efforts to convert course materials for access over the open web. As such, the University’s online library serves as the focal point through which electronic resources supporting this course may be sourced from the open and deep web. . This link will allow your access to required course readings even if Sakai is down. Use of the open web stresses the development of informational literacy. To support that development, citations for required readings appear in each case a required text and / or supporting resource is identified. That citation provides requisite information to support a student’s material via the online library within the detailed assignment synopses and within the Sakai classroom within subject forum and written assignment instructions where appropriate.
  2. Required Text: The main, supporting course texts are indicated below. These resources will be supplemented by additional topical readings as identified within the course outline.

  • Introduction to Emergency Management
    Michael K. Lindell, Carla S. Prater, Ronald W. Perry,
    ISBN: 0-471-77260-7
    ©2007, John Wiley and Sons

  • Other readings as assigned

  • Students are also advised to stay on top of current disaster events and debates by reading a local or national newspaper and by reviewing disaster-related Web sites, such as the FEMA Web site (www.fema.gov) and the Web site for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (http://nehrp.gov/news.html).

3. Software Requirements:

  • Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (Click here for free download)
  • Ability to create an online map, such as a free Google account, or similar service
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.